Puppis meaning

pŭpĭs
(astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the stern of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Canis Major and Pyxis.
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(place, proper) A S constellation between Vela and Columba.
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Origin of puppis

  • Latin puppis stern, poop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin puppis (“stern of a ship").

    From Wiktionary